The final report of the study „A New Growth Path for Europe. Generating Prosperity and Jobs in the Low-Carbon Economy“ has been released on July 1st 2011.
The synthesis report of the study “A New Growth Path for Europe. Generating Prosperity and Jobs in the Low-Carbon Economy” has generated unusually strong interest and intense debate. The purpose of this website is to provide supplementary material to the study as well as a platform for discussions about the prospect of green growth in Europe and elsewhere.
The study was performed by researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Oxford University, Université Sorbonne Paris 1, Technical University of Athens, and the Global Climate Forum. It was commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
The study was undertaken in view of the decision whether Europe will increase its CO2 reduction target for 2020 from 20% to 30% compared to 1990 levels. This decision will be taken in 2011 or early 2012. The study claims (> see Claims) that a 30% reduction can help boost European investments that open the way to a new growth path with less emissions, more employment and higher economic growth.
By clicking on the buttons in the header you can look at and download the study itself as well as various supplementary materials. You can also submit comments. The website will be moderated so as to foster a spirit of mutual respect among the participants in the debate. It shall offer a field for creative scientific dialogue that will enable us as well as other researchers to improve our work on this important issue.